We have two of the three match-play qualifiers from the playoff. Tony Behrstock of Los Angeles and Scott Hovis of Jefferson City, Mo., the executive director of the Missouri Golf Association, each posted birdie-3s on the par-4 first hole at The Houstonian. Behrstock will play No. 3 seed Kevin Pomarleau, while Hovis draws second-seeded John Engler.
Three more players were eliminated from the playoff. Jordan Carpenter, Brian Westveer and former big-league pitcher Mike Ignasiak all made 5s. Ignasiak also failed to qualify during a playoff at last month's U.S. Amateur, despite carding a second-round 66 at Erin Hills.
Seven golfers now remain for the final spot.
That group includes Chad Bolt, R.C. Orr, Todd Mitchell, Herbie Aikens, Steve Daniele, Kevin Westford and Tucker Sampson. They will now play the par-4 ninth hole.